Scam Aware – Fake jobs and what to report14 Nov, 20235 Mins
Recently, Recruiter magazine highlighted the growing trend of scammers posing as recruitment...
Recently, Recruiter magazine highlighted the growing trend of scammers posing as recruitment consultants and requesting money from candidates to be considered for a job. Daniel Owen, or any other recruiter for that matter, will NEVER ask you for money as part of the recruitment process.
Recently, Recruiter magazine (source) highlighted the growing trend of scammers posing as recruitment consultants who request money from candidates to be considered for a job. At Daniel Owen, we want to reassure you that we will NEVER ask you for money as part of the recruitment process.
These scammers often pose as consultants from legitimate companies, attempting to con candidates by requesting personal financial information or direct payments. Since the job process is highly personal, recruitment has become a prime target for scammers.
All recruitment consultancies are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the hiring process. At Daniel Owen, we invest a lot into protective systems and processes to minimise exposure for our candidates and clients, but there are areas outside our control. Therefore, we encourage our candidates and clients to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to us.
Remember, legitimate recruitment agencies, including Daniel Owen, will never ask you for money as part of the recruitment process. Together, we can ensure a secure and transparent environment for all job seekers.
What can I do if I'm the victim of Job Fraud?
If you've sent personal details such as your passport or scans of your driver's licence, then contact your bank to keep an eye on your account. We would also advise setting up a free credit check service to keep a watch for any unusual activity using your details. Some free credit checking services include:
Next, we would advise contacting Action Fraud to report the instance and ensure you've reported any whatsapp or email addresses to your service providers:
Last of all, check citizens' advice and register with CIFAS to ensure you are fully protected against any scammers from using your information to create accounts in your name:
If you're ever unsure about a job application or process, please get in contact with us either by email or give us a call and speak to a real member of the team:
📞 0345 810 1020
'Recruiter Magazine' article on this growing trend